The Begining…

Last Friday I got my membership newsletter from CBBAG, I read it and noticed that there was a call for submissions from the Arts on Atlantic Gallery in Calgary, AB for book works loosely based on the theme of “flight”. Now, I must admit, I haven’t done ANY bookbinding since I moved back home to Saskatchewan from Toronto, I guess I was just waiting for some inspiration – and so, I thought about “flight” over the next couple of days. Humm, flight=birds-kites-bees-airplanes, yadayadayada… I couldn’t think of anything interesting or creative enough to be call “art” and I by no means consider myself an artist!

Anyway, I’ve been working on a web 2.0 project at work recently, it’s kind of like an online tutorial for web 2.0 newbies modeled after this original Learning 2.0 project. So, I took something from that and started to search images in Flickr to see if I could find an image that would inspire me to greatness! Nothing really caught my eye until a series of photos of airline food by Hyougushi started showing up in my results. “Wow, those are really neat! That guy must really fly a lot, and love the aesthetic of airline food – or get really bored on airplanes” I though to myself.

Hummm, now this really got my gears going! I though about the Post Secret blog and how much I liked it, how it was a good example of collaborative web 2.0 art. What if I did the opposite of that? Instead of having people send me things – “I” would do the sending!

So that is exactly what I am going to do! Print off Hyougushi’s images of airline food from Flickr and make them into a book! For you copyright pundits out there, Hyougushi actually has his pictures under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license that allows me to do this. So, I’m going to make three copies, one to send to him, one for the exhibition, and one for me. Once it’s done, I’ll contact him and tell him about my project, hopefully he’ll like it and allow me to send him a copy.

I’m not sure if there are any other projects out there like mine, but if you know of any please let me know!! I’d like to start a blogroll.


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